Rockers Def Leppard are planning to pour some sugar on Las Vegas next year (13) after announcing a three-week residency.

The Animal hitmakers will play a total of nine concerts at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, where they will perform some of their greatest hits, as well as their 1987 album Hysteria in its entirety.

The group will kick off Viva Hysteria! on 22 March (13).

Frontman Joe Elliott says, "We've never done anything like this before in our entire career so the opportunity to do something completely different like this, in such an iconic setting, is very exciting and something we just couldn't say no to."

A number of rock bands have held residencies at the same venue in recent months - Motley Crue wrapped up their stage spectacular earlier this year (12) and Guns N' Roses are currently in the middle of their 12-show gig, Appetite for Democracy, which ends on 24 November (12).